Tanka Tuesday: Ghost & Haunt

For Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday prompt.



With the fallen leaves,

in the long grass, slug-haunted,

bowed with water weight,

summer’s ghost—I long for lost

cricket days of dry crackle.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

29 thoughts on “Tanka Tuesday: Ghost & Haunt”

  1. The poem works beautifully either way, but is that cricket as in the insect or the sport? Or is it meant to imply both?

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